Tuesday, March 20, 2007

U.N.'s Commission on Women Criticizes One Country

The United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women ended its 51st session on March 9, 2007, by criticizing only one country — Israel. Seriously.

The true victims of this obsession with bashing Israel are the women in places like Saudi Arabia and Sudan, whose rights are truly violated every minute of every day.

Most people have given up on the UN's Human Rights Council as a vehicle for the Organization of Islamic States to do their mischief. But the UN Commission on the Status of Women has actually done some decent things in the past, and is capable occasionally of focusing on problem areas. WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED? The vote was 40-2, with the US and Canada being the only two countries to vote against the motion.

The EU, led by Germany in this instance, was particularly craven. "Germany, speaking on behalf of the European Union, stated, “we express our deep concerns for the impact on all women in the region including Israeli women.” (They had not bothered to insist such language be inserted in the resolution itself.)

Don't bother looking on the UN Web site for this--their propaganda machine is too sophisticated. Check Anne Bayefsky: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ODY4NzU5MzRiNGViMjk5MTFjNmY4NDE4YTc1ZTU2NDk=

--Wendy Leibowitz in Washington

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